A Bit of Background
As you know, COVID-19 has massively affected communities all over the world. However, one of the lesser known circles being affected by this outbreak are local theatres and artists.
Due to the current quarantine measures being instituted, live performances around the world are being cancelled/postponed. This becomes an issue as certain local theatres may not be able to reopen their doors after being closed for 2+ months. As theatre kids, we found this absolutely heartbreaking, as these theatres and their communities have always opened their arms and given us a safe place to express ourselves. We decided it was our turn to fight for these theaters like they have fought for us.
WHAT WE DO
A few of us theatre kids got together to create Cabaret for Change, a non-profit led by youth from around the Phoenix area to raise money for our 501(c)3+ youth theaters. Watching these theatres, our homes, have to face the possibilities of permanently closing their doors is something we can’t bear to watch and we need to do something about. Our plan is to put together a livestream cabaret fundraiser for the following 501(c)3+ Youth Theatres: Spotlight Youth Theatre, Greasepaint Youth Theatre, and Desert Stages Theatre. The livestream, in tandem with this GoFundMe page would work to collect money in order to help these theatres pay rent and keep their doors open. Please consider donating or reaching out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or email (email@example.com) if you would like to learn how to help this cause.We understand that there must be a million things happening in each of your lives, and a lot of us are struggling financially in this desperate time, but please consider at least sharing a moment of your time to help share this link. This cause affects each and every one of us, as art is a vital part of every community. We love each and every one of you! Please stay safe and healthy.
Here are some ways to help:
to our GoFundMe
Please consider donating to our GoFundMe. We are putting this money towards helping theaters pay rent and keep their doors open during these trying times. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Our GoFundMe is linked at the top of our website and on the "donate" button on the homepage.
LIVE STREAM CABARET
Helping The Community
Keep your eyes open for news from us! We are planning a huge livestream cabaret event, starring talented youth from all over the valley, as well as some beloved alum. Get ready to hear more by following our social media. We are @cabaretforchange on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok!